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Ford to introduce Tourneo Custom Concept at Geneva Show

The Ford Tourneo Custom Concept will make its global debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March. Previewing the introduction of a completely new range of people movers, with commercial vehicles to follow, the Tourneo Custom Concept showcases a new car-like look and is equipped with Ford low-CO2 ECOnetic Technologies, including Auto-Start-Stop and Smart Regenerative Charging.

Tourneo Custom Concept. Click to enlarge.

The concept is powered by a further improved 155 PS (153 hp) version of Ford’s 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine family. Other features included on the concept are:

  • SYNCvoice-activated, in-car connectivity system – enables mobile phones and music players to be connected to the vehicle, and controlled using voice control

  • Emergency Assistance – enabled by SYNC, this new feature is designed to assist occupants to contact the Emergency Services in the event of an accident, providing vehicle location information

  • Advanced restraint system – including driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags

  • Rear-view camera – integrated into the rear view mirror

  • Lane Departure Warning and Driver Alert – latest driver assistance features to alert the driver if the system detects the vehicle is inadvertently drifting out of the lane, or the driver is becoming tired behind the wheel

The debut of the Tourneo Custom Concept heralds the arrival of a new generation of Ford commercial vehicles. The full range of models will be revealed during 2012. Kicking off this major series of introductions, the Tourneo Custom Concept itself highlights a new family of Ford people movers and one-tonne vans which will be launched in Europe and other global markets, but will not be sold in North America.

This new range will be powered by enhanced versions of the new 2.2-liter Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, which was initially introduced in 2011; with Auto-Stop-Start technology fitted as standard, Ford is targeting best-in-class fuel economy.

Three power ratings will be available: 100 PS, 125 PS and 155 PS (99, 123 and 153 hp). All versions are paired with a six-speed manual transmission and feature front-wheel drive.


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